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Gwendoline Riley

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Author

Gwendoline Riley

Riley’s novel about a poisonous partnership makes uncomfortable reading, but it’s also bl

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The Guardian
Stuart Evers
19 Mar 2017
Fiction

An exquisite closeup of a toxic marriage interrogates the ephemeral nature of everyday ex

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The Guardian
Joanna Kavenna
26 Jan 2017
Fiction

Gwendoline Riley teases out some painfully funny episodes in the domestic life of a strug

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The Spectator
John Burnside
11 Feb 2017
Fiction

Riley once described her writing as “picking at scabs and lying awake”.

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New Statesman
Anthony Cummins
30 Jan 2017
Fiction

First Love, much like its narrator, Neve, is caustic, unsparing, occasionally fu

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The Irish Times
Nicole Flattery
01 Apr 2017
Fiction

At the heart of Gwendoline Riley’s short, dark, funny novel is a marriage in which bullyi

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The New York Times
James Lasdun
19 May 2017
Fiction